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Remembrance planned today

YOUNGSTOWN — A vigil to honor transgender people who have been killed all over the world will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown. The free event will feature speakers and a candlelight vigil. Light refreshments will ...

Students to get success lesson

HUBBARD — Bill Leamon will present “College Success 101” to Hubbard High School juniors and seniors on Tuesday. Leamon is a college and career coach and a professor and program director who helps students transition from high school to college and from college to a career. He is the ...

One hospitalized after house fire

MINERAL RIDGE — A man is in critical condition after a house fire broke out around 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 3800 block of Edwards Street, according to Trumbull County 911 dispatchers. Weathersfield fire Chief Tom Lambert said he was able to speak to the resident, who said he was sleeping ...

Murder suspect in court in Lisbon

LISBON — Kevin E. Kirby, accused in the murder of Melinda Todd in her Salem Township home in 2012, appeared for a pretrial hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton. Kirby, 44, North Market Street, Lisbon, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count of ...

Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band honors veterans

YOUNGSTOWN — Air Force Maj. Rafael Toro-Quinones has yet to see a day off this month, but the last things you will hear from him are complaints. “I have not had a day off in three weeks, but for the right reasons,” the 22-year Air Force serviceman and musician said. Monday evening was ...

Frank LaRose says Ohio prepared for 2020 election

WARREN — With the 2020 presidential election closing in, Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Ohio is prepared. “When the eyes of the world are on Ohio next year, we’ll be ready,” he said Monday in Warren. LaRose, a Republican, issued a directive earlier this year that required ...

Construction hung up at Austintown intersection

AUSTINTOWN — A $700,000 Ohio Department of Transportation intersection improvement project at Mahoning Avenue and state Route 46 is ongoing, but has exceeded its expected completion date in October. Chalk it up to missing parts. Now completion will wait until spring. The delay is due to ...

Portman report accuses China of theft of US intellectual property

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman unveiled a report with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat, that details how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding China’s economy and military over the past 20 years while federal agencies have done little to stop it. The report, ...

Junior firefighters learn ropes of search, rescue in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — If saving lives as a firefighter looks glamorous, high school firefighting students may have had their minds changed Monday as they participated in several search and rescue exercises at a practice home on East Lucius Avenue. Twenty-eight students attending the Choffin ...

Brew Works to join tenant mix at Southern Park Mall

BOARDMAN — A venue that mixes craft beers, specialty coffee, baked goods and indoor amusement is among several entertainment concepts that will anchor the redevelopment at the Southern Park Mall. Mall operators Washington Prime Group Inc. announced Monday that Steel Valley Brew Works ...